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Murfreesboro Periodontal Treatment by Dr. David Frantz - Gum Disease Therapy

Dental patients anywhere understand the importance of taking care of their teeth, but what many don’t account for is the importance of maintaining healthy gums as well. Periodontal disease is a common occurrence but often goes undetected by patients.

At Tennessee Valley Dental Care, Dr. David Frantz provides quality periodontal care in Murfreesboro. If you are experiencing the symptoms of this oral health complication, call our office today and set up an appointment with our caring and dedicated team!


What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal care is as an important part of dentistry as tooth care is. Gum disease can start to form when bacteria from plaque buildup starts to collect under the gum line. These bacteria can lead to infection, inflaming the gums to the point that they are swollen, red, and tender. 

There are three progressive stages of periodontal disease. The first is called gingivitis and is the easiest to reverse since the bone holding the teeth in place is not yet compromised. If not treated early on, gingivitis can further develop into periodontitis, which damages the bone and tissue in addition to the gums. The final stage is called advanced periodontitis, which if left untreated can lead to tooth loss. Untreated gum disease also plays a contributing factor to systemic health issues such as heart disease or stroke.


Effective Treatment for Your Gums

By combining a thorough at-home oral health routine with regular visits to our dentists for professional cleanings, you significantly reduce the opportunity for the bacteria-filled plaque to wreak havoc on your gums. However, even the best preventive measures don’t completely eliminate periodontal issues. At Tennessee Valley Dental Care, we provide effective treatment to rid you of this complication, restoring health to your smile.

Our team takes a comprehensive approach to treating gum disease, ensuring patients are educated about each step of the procedure as well as a proper post care routine. Using our Cavitron® touch machine, we treat your infected gums with thorough root scaling and planing treatment. The Cavitron is an ultrasonic scaler that uses high-frequency sound waves to remove the bacteria trapped between your teeth and gums. Patients often don’t need to be anesthetized, as this laser is more efficient and comfortable than traditional hand instruments.

When a case is more severe, our dentists can perform a full mouth debridement. This process removes thicker plaque and calculus, clearing the way for a more accurate evaluation of teeth and gums.


Contact Us in Murfreesboro Today!

Dr. Frantz at Tennessee Valley Dental Care takes a conservative yet holistic approach to your dental care. If you’re experiencing inflammation of the gums and are looking to correct it with periodontal treatment in Murfreesboro contact us today!